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by Wendy (subscribe)
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Published July 27th 2014
The Orange Botanic Gardens cover 17 hectares, bringing you enjoyment of the beautiful scenery, a variety of native plant collections, themed gardens, sculptures and much more. A great way to explore the Gardens is to take a self-guided walking tour, aided by the Walking Tour Brochure which is available in the Gardens. The brochure provides you with the much needed information, containing a map of the main features of the garden and a walking path which connects them.

Orange-Botanic Gardens Entrance
The entrance of the Botanic Gardens

The Gardens offer you a wonderful opportunity to view the changing scenery of the four seasons of Orange depending on the time of the year that you visit the Gardens. Taking a leisurely stroll, you can experience the pleasures of varying landscapes, natural attractions and beautiful surrounds.

Orange-botanic gardens-scene
Beautiful surrounds in the gardens

Continuing with your exploration you can find the 'Federation Arch' designed by Bert Flugelman. The Federation Arch, which is a stainless steel sculpture, marks the Centenary of Federation in 2001. By walking through the archway, this signifies the transition from one millennium to the next.

Orange-Federation Arch
Federation Arch

The Billabong is located in the close proximity of the Federation Arch. This serves as a habitat for a wide array of waterbirds and ducks. It's a lovely place to take a rest and enjoy the bird watching.

Orange botanic gardens-billabong

Orange botanic gardens-bird habitat
A heaven for waterbirds and ducks

Adding to the surrounds, there are some interesting sculptures and stone placements. While I don't comprehend its meaning, they add a touch of fun.

Orange botanic gardens-sculpture

Orange botanic gardens-stone sculpture
Stone sculpture

After your exploration with the Gardens, pamper yourself at the nearby Patmos Garden Café with a leisurely lunch or an afternoon refreshment. This would be a great way to finish off your trip.

Botanic Gardens Cafe
Patmos Garden Cafe
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Why? Enjoy the pleasures of beautiful scenery, bird watching and exotic plant collecton
When: Open daily from 7.30am till dusk
Phone: Contact the Orange Visitor Information Centre at 1800 069 466
Where: The Gardens are situated off Yellowbox Way near the corner of Hill Street and the Northern Distributor Road
Cost: Admission is free
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